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Formal lease agreements on the rise for pastures

Reading Time: 2 minutes The calls are starting to come in to the Alberta Ag-Info Centre asking about pasture rents,” says Ted Nibourg, farm business management specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “What is different this year is the increase in requests for formal lease agreements. This is likely reflective of the positive financial state of the cow-calf […] Read more

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Drought sends California cattle to Texas

The beef industry in the U.S. is becoming increasingly mobile as cattle move large distances to feeding and slaughter

Reading Time: 3 minutes For decades, ranchers from the east have brought their livestock to California, where mild winters and lush natural pastures created prime conditions for fattening beef cattle. No more. In the midst of the worst California drought in decades, the grass is stunted and some creeks are dry. Ranchers in the Golden State are loading tens […] Read more